Verizon Wireless filed a patent for a mobile notification system that would alert parents or other caregivers if they had left a child in a car seat, and would provide a user's mobile device with detailed information about the environment inside the car, according to a patent filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Sprint Nextel's announcement last week that it had inked a deal with module provider u-blox to be Sprint's preferred module provider for its 2G (1xRTT) CDMA network caught my attention for a few reasons, mainly because it's clearly designed at winning away machine-to-machine business from AT&T Mobility, which plans on shutting down its 2G network by 2017. I think Sprint can steal some of this business, and even though the customers and connections are low-bandwidth and provide low average revenue per user.
AT&T Mobility today officially launched its long-awaited Digital Life home security and automation service, an effort aimed at growing its business beyond smartphones. The carrier's base home security service will start at $30 per month.
Sprint Nextel inked a deal with cellular module provider u-blox to be Sprint's preferred module provider for its 2G (1xRTT) CDMA network. Sprint is seeking to cash in on the machine-to-machine market as AT&T Mobility and others shut down their 2G networks in the years ahead.
AT&T Mobility missed its planned March launch of its Digital Life home automation service, and the company is staying mum on when it will roll out the service and why the launch was delayed.
T-Mobile USA announced a new data plan specifically for Audi drivers that use the company's Connect service. The plan, which is offered to new and existing owners of cars equipped with Audi Connect, allows owners to pay $450 for data services for 30 months, which equals $15 per month, or pay $30 per month if they select the month-to-month option.
AT&T Mobility said it will effectively double the number of markets where it will initially launch its Digital Life home automation service from eight to 15. However, the company has not named the markets or said when exactly the service will begin.
A new specification effort, driven by the world's auto makers and largely resisted by the world's wireless carriers, could finally sever the 20-year-old link between wireless providers and their SIM cards. The result would be a device that could surf from one service provider to another with the click of a button.
Verizon Wireless filed a patent for a mobile surveillance system that could wirelessly transmit surveillance data back to a server if the owner of the system is in danger, according to a patent filing with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
BARCELONA, Spain--The Mobile World Congress trade show has closed its doors, and the GSMA said the event--which drew a whopping 72,000 attendees last week--was its most successful trade show yet. Slideshow